Jul 9, 2010

Ancient Egyptian Pet Mummies


The Ancient Egyptians kept many animals as household pets, including cats, dogs, monkeys, gazelles, and birds.
Pets were not only present as paintings or models. The mummified bodies of pets have also been found in tombs. A certain Hapymen, buried at Abydos, was so fond of his pet dog that it was mummified and wrapped in linen, and placed at the side of his feet in his coffin







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